Past Event

Ending Global Poverty: Four Women’s Noble Conspiracy – Book launch

5 June 2020 14:00–15:00

Online book launch Online

Ending Global Poverty: Four Women’s Noble Conspiracy tells the story of Eveline Herfkens from the Netherlands, Hilde F. Johnson from Norway, Clare Short from the United Kingdom, and Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul from Germany who twenty years ago joined forces to promote global policies to end poverty.

Ending poverty is an even greater challenge in today’s pandemic world than it was two decades ago, when the so-called Utstein-four rose to prominent positions as ministers in charge of international development in their governments. Their experience in international cooperation contains many lessons useful to addressing the challenges of today and tomorrow.

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Constantine Michalopoulos, senior official at the World Bank and USAID, as a professor at several universities in the US and as an adviser to governments and international organizations

Clare Short, Secretary of State for International Development (1997-2003). Since leaving Parliament she has worked as chair of numerous non-governmental advocacy groups working with communities across the developing world

Eveline Herfkens, Minister for Development Co-operation, the Netherlands (1998-2002), Founder UN Millennium Campaign.


Melissa Leach, Director of IDS


Sir Richard Jolly